Greetings, Zhou and everyone!
My name is Yegor B(o)urbel, 24. I have no idea what my blood type is
I dwell in Krasnodar, Russian Federation (South-West of it) that's not far from Caucasian mountains but it's plains.
Alien 9 was one of a bunch of anime I've got from my contact at what was a small anime club at that time in my town. That was around 2005, I was new to watching anime on purpose and wanted to get my hands on all kinds. Among other, I got a few anime's from that person which later became my favourites. Some took long, like that I watched second ep of Haibane Renmei after 5 years from first, when the series were published here. Was worth the wait though. Similary, it was this spring that I've got a better quality version of Alien 9 and finaly gave it a go. I was charmed by it right away, although realised it a little later. The sounds, music and the way series(visuals) are put together have much to do with it, but so are the characters. I love how they are drawn in anime, those bunfaces are so cute
And style is nice. But characters are subjects in their own right and I won't be getting into it right now..
At the time of the 4th ep end I was hooked deftly. And given that I usualy watch beyond credits, it was quite a shock for me. I hate when that happens, you see, I have way too much of my favourite characters die on me, yet can't get used to it. I realised by now, of course, that despite it's appearance it was not going to be a picnic, but *that* scene might have added some gray to my hair. KUMI!!!
Hell, I didn't know what I got into when it started and by now there was no way I could miss the manga.
I don't believe I'm the type who enjoys great tension or drama (not for it's own sake definitely), but I don't shy away from it when it's part of the story (usualy it's too late anyway
). I let psychology out of comment because it's not what I seek in anime. I can appreciate right amount of it, yet it has no value of it's own to me. So, while the series rise up questions, it is also fine as it is.